9 Days/ 8 Nights. Visiting beautiful Spain starting in Madrid and going south, passing through Merida and its magnific Roman Amphitheatre archeological site. Seville, Spain's third largest city and it's Tower of Gold and huge cathedral. Cordoba and its former Great Mosque, now a Cathedral and world's marvels. Granada, home of the Moorish Palace and fortress of Alhambra. And finally, Costa Del Sol, a world famous resort area with the picturesque city of Ronda.
Day 1, Sunday: MADRID
Arrival at Madrid airport and transfer to the hotel. We suggest you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious "tapas". VALUE PACKAGE includes a Tapas Dinner tonight. Return to your hotel at your own convenience.
Day 2, Monday: MADRID
Buffet breakfast. Escorted sightseeing tour to get a glimpse of some of Madrid's most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Time for lunch on your own. VALUE PACKAGE includes Lunch today. Highly recommended this afternoon, is an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco's masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisanry. VALUE PACKAGE includes the Tour to Toledo. Return to the hotel.
Day 3, Tuesday: MADRID-MERIDA-SEVILLE
Buffet breakfast. Departure through the once-remote region of Extremadura, home to many of the “Conquistadores”. Arrival in ancient Merida. Free time for lunch. Lunch included in VALUE PACKAGE. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Roman amphitheater archeological site before continuing to Seville. return to the hotel.
Day 4, Wednesday: SEVILLE
Buffet breakfast. This morning’s tour of the “Pearl of Andalucia” will explore this gracious city, Spain's third largest, the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally the huge cathedral (one of the worlds largest) with its Giralda Tower (a former minaret). Time for lunch on your own. Lunch Included in VALUE PACKAGE. We suggest an optional boat trip on the Guadalquivir River Boat tour included in VALUE PACKAGE. The afternoon is free to continue to explore or shop. This evening an optional Flamenco Show is suggested, with the enjoyment of local wine. VALUE PACKAGE includes Flamenco Show. Return to the Hotel.
Day 5, Thursday: SEVILLE-CORDOBA-GRANADA
Buffet breakfast. Depart to Cordoba. Visit one of the world’s marvels, the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral). Time for lunch on your own. Continue to Granada, passing thousands of acres of olive groves. VALUE PACKAGE includes dinner tonight. Return to the Hotel.
Day 6, Friday: GRANADA-COSTA DEL SOL
Buffet breakfast. This morning, enjoy an escorted tour of the amazing Moorish palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra and the verdant Gardens of the Generalife. Departure to the world-famous resort area of the Costa del Sol. Return to the Hotel.
Day 7, Saturday: COSTA DEL SOL - RONDA - COSTA DEL SOL
Buffet breakfast. This morning we’ll enjoy a brief visit of the city before departing to the picturesque city of Ronda perched on the mountains and an enclave full of charm and history. Upon arrival we will visit to the city of Ronda. Free time for lunch on your own Lunch included in VALUE PACKAGE. In the afternoon we will return to Malaga (Costa del Sol).Return to the hotel.
Day 8, Sunday: En route
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Malaga Airport at the proper time to check-in for your return flight.